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Rosie’s Rescue finding homes for dogs

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© Rob Varela/VC Star
Rosie's Rescue intern Jensen Groeneveld holds Elvira as she is petted by (from left) sisters Jannah, Julina and Jessica Hwee of Port Hueneme. Elvira is one of the dogs put up for adoption by the nonprofit animal rescue group, which holds events at the Petco in Port Hueneme every Saturday. © Rob Varela/VC Star

Every dog saved by Kay Mosko and her nonprofit organization Rosie’s Rescue has a back story.

Some have been abandoned in foreclosed homes. One survived for months on duck eggs and trash while living on the streets near Port Hueneme Beach. Some were slated for euthanasia at the Ventura County animal shelter before getting a reprieve.

Mosko, a Port Hueneme resident who in February 2010 was laid off from her job as a media consultant, has placed more than 40 dogs and one cat in foster or permanent homes since she started Rosie’s Rescue about 18 months ago. She named the organization for her rescued German shepherd mix, Rosie, one of two dogs she owns.

Each Saturday at the Petco store in Port Hueneme, Mosko and a team of volunteers conduct weekly pet adoptions. Most of the dogs are placed in less than three months, said Bailey Gastelum, 16, who volunteers along with fellow Oxnard High School students Selina Magallon and Jensen Groeneveld…

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